Cosmetic surgery has become increasingly popular among Australians in recent decades. As procedures have become safer, more affordable and able to yield more natural-looking results, more people have chosen to go under the knife. Rather than seeking cosmetic surgery to correct the disfiguring results of an accident, Australians are more frequently seeking to improve their appearance and erase the signs of aging.
Recent trends suggest that certain cosmetic surgeries are gaining popularity across the continent. The Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons recently concluded that breast augmentation, liposuction, nose surgery, eyelid surgery and tummy tucks are the most frequently performed procedures. Knowing more about these surgeries can help people decide whether or not the procedure is a good choice for them.
Many women are unhappy with the size and appearance of their breasts. For some, this begins in the teen years, with dissatisfaction increasing with age. Other women are satisfied with the size and shape of their breasts until they realize how their breasts have been changed by pregnancy or weight loss. This can mean diminished self-esteem and a lack of confidence. However, breast augmentation surgery via implants or fat transfer provides better results than ever before. Countless women have brought their figures back into proportion and increased the fullness of their breasts in a safe setting, leading to enhanced self-image.
Liposuction can have similarly dramatic results. This procedure is used to reshape and slim specific body parts by removing fat deposits. Popular spots to have this procedure performed include the abdomen, thighs, hips and buttocks, but other options are available. The results can give patients a radically different profile, and once the fat cells are removed, they cannot grow back.
Nose surgery or rhinoplasty is also incredibly popular among Australians. There is little that plastic surgeons can’t do to resize and reshape the nose. They can change the size of the nose to be more proportional with the other facial features. It’s also possible to adjust the width of the nose, remove bumps or correct the size and shape of the nostrils. With endless possibilities, patients can achieve the look they’ve always desired.
Eyelid surgery may be performed on a small portion of the body, but this procedure can have a huge impact on the patient’s appearance. Also called blepharoplasty, this surgery can give patients a more youthful and “wide-awake” appearance by getting rid of loose, sagging skin and fatty deposits. It may even be possible to correct troublesome under-eye bags. Many people’s lives have been transformed thanks to eyelid surgery.
A tummy tuck is used to give patients a slimmer look than they’ve had in years. The procedure efficiently removes extra skin and fat while also restoring muscles that have become separated or weakened over the years. The result is a flatter, firmer stomach that could make anyone comfortable enough to wear a swimsuit with the confidence they had when they were a few decades younger.
While any of these surgeries has the power to enhance self-image and improve the lifestyles of Australians everywhere, it is advisable to proceed with caution. Too many Australians don’t take the time to check their surgeon’s credentials before going under the knife. Whenever considering plastic surgery, it is always best to choose a physician who is a fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons and has the proper training and experience to make these procedures safe and successful.
If the current trends continue, then more Australians will be choosing cosmetic surgery in the next few years. By selecting a board-certified physician, patients can be assured that their procedure will have few complications.